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Glorious Revolution

Title given to the revolution of 1688–9, which resulted in the ‘abdication’ of James II and the succession of William III and Mary II. Participants had differing objectives. Tories and ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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... Revolution . The name given to the events of 1688 , whereby James II, the Roman Catholic king , was deposed and William of Orange, the Protestant ruler of the Netherlands, became joint ruler of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with his wife Mary , the daughter of the deposed king. The revolution brought constitutional government and toleration for Nonconformists...

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... Revolution ( 1688–89 ) Abdication of James II of England and his replacement with William III (of Orange) and Mary II . After James antagonized powerful subjects by his favour towards Roman Catholics, political leaders invited William to take the throne. William landed in November and James fled to France. It was called “Glorious” because it occurred virtually without violence. In 1689 , William and Mary ratified the Bill of Rights . In 1690 , William defeated James at the Battle of the Boyne...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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... Revolution The name given to the events of 1688 whereby James II , the Roman Catholic king, was deposed and William of Orange, the Protestant ruler of the Netherlands, became joint ruler of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales with his wife, Mary , the daughter of the deposed king. The revolution brought constitutional government and toleration for Nonconformists ( see also Tories ; Whigs ). William's victory over James's forces at the battle of the Boyne ( 1690 ) is commemorated annually by the Orange...

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An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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... and to reassert the conservative and restorative character of the Glorious Revolution. By 1808 , the Edinburgh Review was to lament that even in *Whig circles 1688 could not be mentioned without seeming to give encouragement to the French Revolution. As the central issue of politics in the nineteenth century became no longer aristocratic resistance to royal tyranny but the extension of the franchise and the political and social influence of the middling ranks, the Glorious Revolution assumed a less mythic status within political rhetoric and historical...

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Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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...Va., 1990. Beddard, Robert , ed. The Revolutions of 1688 . Oxford, 1991. Childs, John . The Army, James II, and the Glorious Revolution . Manchester, 1980. Cruickshanks, Eveline , ed. By Force or by Default? The Revolution of 1688–1689 . Edinburgh, 1989. Israel, Jonathan , ed. The Anglo-Dutch Moment: Essays on the Glorious Revolution and Its World Impact . Cambridge, 1991. Schwoerer, Lois , ed. The Revolution of 1688–1689 . Cambridge, 1992. Speck, William . Reluctant Revolutionaries: Englishmen and the Revolution of 1688 . Oxford, 1988. Jeremy...

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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... Revolution Title given to the revolution of 1688–9 , which resulted in the ‘abdication’ of James II and the succession of William III and Mary II . Participants had differing objectives. Tories and Anglican clergy wanted to stop James undermining the church. Whigs aimed to depose James and limit the powers of the crown. Ordinary people detested James for his catholicism. William needed to remove a potential ally of Louis XIV and lead England into the war against France that had just begun. In June 1688 William instigated an invitation from two...

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... Revolution The bloodless English revolution of 1688–89 in which James II was removed from the throne and was replaced by his daughter Mary and her husband William III (of Orange). It marked the end of Stuart attempts at despotism, and the establishment of a constitutional form of government. From his accession in 1685 , James II’s actions aroused both Whig and Tory concern. In defiance of the law he appointed Roman Catholics to important positions in the army, the church, the universities, and the government. He claimed the right to suspend or...

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J. R. Jones

The Oxford Companion to British History (2 ed.)

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... Revolution . Title given to the revolution of 1688–9 , which resulted in the ‘abdication’ of James II and the succession of William III and Mary II . Participants had differing objectives. Tories and Anglican clergy wanted to stop James undermining the church. Whigs aimed to depose James and limit the powers of the crown. Ordinary people detested James for his catholicism. William needed to remove a potential ally of Louis XIV and lead England into the war against France that had just begun. Louis left James unassisted, calculating that...

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David S. Lovejoy

The Oxford Companion to United States History

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...by the Crown and Parliament in the 1760s and 1770s, independence resulted. See also Colonial Era ; Mather, Increase and Cotton ; Revolution and Constitution, Era of . M.G. Hall , L.H. Leder , and M.G. Kammen , eds., The Glorious Revolution in America: Documents on the Colonial Crisis of 1689 , 1964. David S. Lovejoy , The Glorious Revolution in America , 1972; 2d ed., 1987. Jack M. Sosin , English America and the Revolution of 1688 , 1982. David S....

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David S. Lovejoy

The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

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...s and 1770 s, independence resulted. [ See also Equality . ] Bibliography Hall, M. G., L. H. Leder, and M. G. Kammen, eds. The Glorious Revolution in America: Documents on the Colonial Crisis of 1689 . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1964. Lovejoy, David S. The Glorious Revolution in America . Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1972; 2d ed., 1987. Sosin, Jack M. English America and the Revolution of 1688 . Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982. David S....

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Glorious Revolution

Glorious Revolution  

Title given to the revolution of 1688–9, which resulted in the ‘abdication’ of James II and the succession of William III and Mary II. Participants had differing objectives. Tories and Anglican ...
Glorious Revolution in America.

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Political principle and self-interest are the keys to understanding the American colonial rebellions of 1689. British imperial policy stiffened after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. The ...
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... and revolution; and how the British state, in mobilizing its resources for the war with France and reacting to the threat of domestic disorder, was able to draw on a language of *patriotism reinvested with meaning by the war and rooted in a series of practical initiatives and institutions. Many believed that the American Revolution had helped prepare the way for the French. In the closing passages of his Discourse on the Love of our Country ( 1789 ), written in commemoration of a still earlier revolution, the *Glorious Revolution of 1688 ,...

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...as a body which represented the inherited interests of the whole community. In this way the logic of legislative assertiveness of the 1688 Glorious Revolution was fulfilled a century later by a fully consistent theory of practical legislative sovereignty which effectively superseded populist appeals to the common law and individual natural rights. Burke's rhetorical rejection of the rights of man in the face of revolution had its practical corollary in the repressive anti-libertarian legislation passed by the government in the 1790s, known as the *gagging...

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...In this respect it differed from both its feudal predecessor and the ancient slave economies by gradually reducing absolute, if not relative, inequalities of wealth and income. For reasons partly connected with the constitutional arrangements that resulted from the *Glorious Revolution of 1688 , England had so far been able to benefit most from these Europe-wide developments. On this more secure agrarian foundation rested the 200 years of slowly rising living standards that had elapsed since the beginning of the reign of Elizabeth , ‘a period’,...

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...from the sixteenth-century Reformation, was governed (again under the King, who adhered to different religions north and south of the border) through a hierarchy of mixed lay and clerical bodies culminating in the General Assembly, an arrangement confirmed following the *Glorious Revolution of 1688–9 ; Scottish Episcopalians, who to the distress of their Anglican counterparts in England had been firmly discriminated against, were given the right to use the English liturgy only in 1712 , when an Act of Toleration was passed by the parliament of the new...

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